Emerson, Kathy (1947 - )

Genre: Children's Literature, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Romance Novel

Emerson, born in rural Liberty, New York, lives in Wilton, Maine, and has written over 20 historical and contemporary romances, historical mysteries, children's books, and non-fiction works of history. She has a B.A. from Bates College and an M.A. from Old Dominion University (Virginia). She's an active member of Sisters in Crime. SEE ALSO Kate Emerson, Kaitlyn DunnettKaitlyn Gorton

Selected Bibliography

Historical Romance

  • Winter Tapestry (1991)
  • Firebrand (1993)
  • Unquiet Hearts (1994)
  • The Green Rose (1994)

Secrets of the Tudor Court Series (written as Kate Emerson)

  • Secrets of the Tudor Court: The Pleasure Palace (2009)
  • Secrets of the Tudor Court: Between Two Queens (2010)
  • Secrets of the Tudor Court: By Royal Decree (2010)

Contemporary Romance

  • Cloud Castles (1989)
  • Echoes and Illusions (1993)
  • Hearth, Home and Hope (1995)
  • Love Thy Neighbor (1997)
  • Separated Sisters (1997)
  • Sleepwalking Beauty (1997)
  • Relative Strangers (1997)
  • Sight Unseen (1998)
  • Tried and True (1998)
  • That Special Smile (1998; Loveswept #913)

Face Down Historical Mystery Series

  • Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie(1997/2000)
  • Face Down Upon An Herbal (1998/2000)
  • Face Down Among the Winchester Geese(1999)
  • Face Down Beneath the Eleanor Cross(2000)
  • Face Down Under the Wych Elm (2000)
  • Face Down Before the Rebel Hooves(2001)
  • Face Down Across the Western Sea (2002)
  • Murders and Other Confusions (2004)
  • Face Down Below the Banqueting House (2005)
  • Face Down Beside St. Anne's Well (2006)
  • Face Down O'er the Border (2007)

Diana Spaulding Mystery Series

  • Deadlier Than the Pen (2004)
  • Fatal as a Fallen Woman (2005)
  • No Mortal Reason (2007)
  • Lethal Legend (2008)

Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries (written as Kaitlyn Dunnett)

  • Kilt Dead (2007)
  • Scone Cold Dead (2008)
  • A Wee Christmas Homicide (2009)
  • The Corpse Wore Tartan (2010)

Children's Books

  • The Mystery of Hilliard's Castle (1985)
  • Julia's Mending (1987)
  • Making Headlines: A Biography of Nellie Bly (1989) (under pseudonym Kaitlyn Gorton)
  • Mystery of the Missing Bagpipes (1989/1991)

Non-Fiction:

  • Wives and Daughters: The Women of Sixteenth-Century England (1984)
  • Making Headlines: A Biography of Nellie Bly (1989)
  • The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Renaissance England (1996)

- How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries (2008)

Selected Resources